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About Hoffmaster Metalcraft

Hoffmaster Metalcraft is the website contact  for jewelry made by Debra Hoffmaster.

In  making and designing jewelry, I try to highlight the gemstones and the  metalwork to create an integrated piece.  In addition to mokume-gane and  keum-boo, I may use piercing, folding, fusing, and forging to give  surface texture to the jewelry. I add color with patinas, anodizing and  epoxy enamels.  My love of nature is apparent in many designs, but  especially my labradorite "story" pendants, fish and leaf series.  Function is also important to me. I like all of my pieces to be as  pleasant to wear as they are to view.

 I am a  member of the Michigan Silversmith's Guild and an exhibiting member of  the Guild of Artists and Artisans .  My articles on jewelry fabrication  may be found in Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist.

Hoffmaster Metalcraft can be found at fine art fairs in the Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan region. 

Specialties

Mokumé gane,  Mokumé  gane means wood-grain metal, a term that describes the appearance of the  metal once it has been patterned. 

Keum-boo  is a Korean technique, that translates to “gold added.”   

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